Lehigh University

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This is Lehigh

 

Undeniably Lehigh

Recognized among the nation’s premier research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for over 7,000 students.

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20+

interdisciplinary programs spanning multiple colleges

$61K

average starting salary of 2017 graduates

9:1

student-to-faculty ratio

6th

university in the world recognized as an NGO by the United Nations

87%

of students have an internship or co-op experience while at Lehigh

1,050+

undergraduate students involved in research

100+

undergraduate degree programs and majors

29

average class size

5,075

undergraduate students

2,358

acre campus on three contiguous campuses

1,979

graduate students

16

themed residential communities

25

NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports for men and women

150+

clubs, plus 43 intramural and club sports and 31 fraternities and sororities

99%

of Lehigh students participate in an extracurricular activity

65,000+

hours of community service performed by the Lehigh community

250

Study abroad programs in 74 countries

43%

of the Class of 2016 studied overseas at least once

78

countries represented within our campus community

100+

fully funded internship opportunities around the world

2,754

interviews with employers on campus

5,000+

full-time positions and internships posted on Lehigh's Center for Career & Professional Development job board

80K

graduates in the Lehigh alumni network

96%

of the class of 2017 are employed or attending graduate school within 6 months of graduation

William Crow new LUAG director

Lehigh Names William Crow Next LUAG Director

He is the current Educator in Charge at the Metropolitan Museum of Art since 2016.

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Lehigh Announces Interdisciplinary Research Institutes

The Institutes build upon existing strengths in areas in which Lehigh can make broad societal impact. 

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39th Honors Convocation Showcases Scholarly Accomplishment

The annual event recognizes students who have earned a 3.6 GPA or higher.

Inspired Research

Does Uncomfortable Heat Make People Unhelpful?

Liuba Belkin publishes study on effect of ambient temperature on people’s behavior.

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Leaders with Purpose

From the classroom to the community, here on campus and around the world, Lehigh students, faculty and alumni are working to enact positive change.

  • Everyday Leaders

    Increasing Access to Art

    Ricardo Viera has served as Director and Chief Curator of the Lehigh University Art Galleries (LUAG) for more than four decades. Since his arrival in 1974, LUAG's collection has increased from 2,500 pieces to more than 14,000. Viera has brought to campus a wide variety of art that explores the vibrancy of our world—and, in turn, has earned national recognition for the University. A champion of building community through art, he also has connected the University with South Bethlehem in creative and meaningful ways.

    Ricardo Viera
  • Everyday Leaders

    Filling Needs, Not Landfills

    As founder of L.A. Shares, Bert Ball ’76 has helped keep millions of pounds of materials out of landfills while filling the needs of schools and community organizations. The effort started in 1991 in Los Angeles, when Ball arranged for the dismantled wood from “Hook” movie sets to be donated to a national nonprofit. Since then, more than $180 million worth of goods and materials has been recycled through the program. “I am in the stuff business,” said Ball. “Why bury it if you can give it a second chance?”

    Bert Ball, Lehigh alumn and founder of L.A. Shares
  • Everyday Leaders

    A Voice for the Disenfranchised

    Kalyani Singh ‘18 combines her passion for theatre and political science to affect social change. A Theodore U. Horger ’61 Visual and Performing Arts Scholar, Singh has worked with disadvantaged urban teenagers in Newark, N.J. through Jersey Cares and on criminal justice advocacy campaigns in Harlem through JustLeadershipUSA. “I want to affect people’s lives and reduce inequality,” she says. “I want help people who are marginalized to have a voice.”

    Kalyani Singh

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